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Release Date: November 20, 2020

FNBO Focus on Sustainability Benefits Environment

OMAHA, Neb. Nov. 20, 2020—With more than 100 buildings and 2.5 Million square feet of real estate across its seven-state footprint, First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO)’s Property Management Team plays a major role in reducing the bank’s carbon footprint. The team’s responsibilities range from the construction, renovation, and maintenance of all FNBO buildings to the management of landscape upkeep, utilities consumption, and recycling/waste diversion programs.

“Each responsibility presents multiple opportunities for us to implement sustainable practices that can improve our impact on the environment,” said Tim Malik, senior director, Facility Maintenance & Property Management.  “Like many organizations, FNBO’s focus on sustainability has been steadily increasing in recent years, and we strive to be resilient and have a net-positive impact on the environment to protect future generations’ access to natural resources.”

Earlier this year, FNBO commissioned a sustainability study that yielded baseline environmental metrics, including its current waste diversion and greenhouse gas emissions rates.  Among the findings:

  • The bank diverts about 53% of the waste it produces from the landfill by utilizing recycling and shred bins. FNBO also learned it could increase its diversion rate by implementing more waste stream capturing programs for our employees, such as composting. 
  • The company’s carbon impact is primarily driven by its real estate footprint, as more than 90% of its greenhouse gas emissions come from the use of natural gas and electricity in its facilities.

To read more about FNBO’s targeted sustainability initiatives and  how anyone can positively impact our environment, visit our Insights blog.

 
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